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How ‘The Mandalorian’ uses virtual sets over green screens

Virtual sets provide certain functions that green and blue screens may lack, such as providing realistic colours and reflections on metallic surfaces. A recent development to this technology applies Unreal Engine, a powerful video-game-creation tool that allows filmmakers complete control over the set and surrounding environment at a moment’s notice. […]
How ‘The Mandalorian’ uses virtual sets over green screens
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Steve Jobs made 3 AM phone calls to argue about Apple ads

Filmmaker and “The Ashtray” authorErrol Morris has worked with many CEOs on advertisements. After watching Morris’s 2002 Oscars short, Steve Jobs hired Morris to direct Apple’s “Switch” ads. These ads featured people discussing their switch from the Microsoft Windows platform to Apple. Some of the notable appearances in these ads […]
Steve Jobs made 3 AM phone calls to argue about Apple ads
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The world’s biggest short film festival, Tropfest, is back on

The world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest, will go ahead in February next year after being thrown a lifeline by major insurance company. Founder and director John Polson announced “the comeback story of the decade” yesterday – the day Tropfest was due to be held before he was forced to […]
The world’s biggest short film festival, Tropfest, is back on